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Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Leadership Team:

Reverend Kathy Altman

Rev. Kathy Altman has served as pastor at Mayo United Methodist Church in Edgewater, MD; associate pastor at Westminster United Methodist Church in Westminster, MD; and part-time licensed local pastor at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church in Etchison, MD.  Altman received a Master’s of Divinity Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2011, and was ordained as an Elder in 2015. 

Her passions include spirited preaching and worship, helping congregations discern their next faithful step, and developing/enhancing youth and music ministries.  She and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with their three adult children.


Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Bill Boyer

Bill is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. Prior to retiring in 2005, Bill served as pastor of Prospect-Marvin UMC, Sandy Mount UMC, and Silver Spring: Oak Chapel UMC. Currently, Bill preaches and leads worship in addition to singing in the Chancel Choir. He is a published writer. Bill and his wife Mary live in Westminster, MD.




Lay Leader/Certified Lay Servant, George Pittinger                                  

George has attended Sandy Mount UMC since 2011, became a member in the spring of 2012. George is a Certified Lay Speaker, for 3 terms, (9 years). George has served on SPRC, Council, Trustees, Outreach and the Worship Design Team.  George currently sings with the Praise Team (Praising Grace) and the men’s group (One Accord). George believes that God is with us at all times and he will lead us to serve others, to do his works and bring us closer to him to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Praise Team Worship Leader, Charlie Im

Charlie serves as Worship Leader of Praising Grace Praise Band for 9 AM Service at Sandy Mount United Methodist Church. Charlie has been a part of and leading worship for over 10 years at various churches in Virginia and Maryland. Charlie served as a choir director for Meadow Branch Church of the Brethren for 5 years before he received a call to lead worship at Sandy Mount United Methodist Church. Charlie has been with Sandy Mount United Methodist Church since January 2018. Charlie graduated from McDaniel College in 2012 with Music Education degree where he continued to participate in leading worship. Charlie is currently working as Program Director of Meaningful Day Program at Bello Machre, non-profit organization that helps adults with intellectual developmental disabilities.

Chancel Choir Director  and Organist, Connie Clarke

I have been serving congregations as an organist and choir director since I was 14. I am grateful that the Lord put people in my path to guide and direct me through my foolish youth so that choosing to use my musical skills to serve became a clear direction for my life’s work. I have served in seven different congregations and each one has taught me something new and fresh about the worship of our Lord. The two that made a huge impact on me were playing for the residents at the Rosewood State Hospital and St. Luke’s A.M. E. church one summer. To hear the voices come alive of the profoundly impaired as a familiar hymn was heard was truly amazing. Likewise, to hear the spirited voices and deep emotion at St. Luke’s was unlike anything my trained ear had experienced. They taught me to let go and express what was in my heart. Now retired from teaching music in public school, I am grateful for everyday that I have to serve the Lord through song, playing the organ and leading our Chancel Choir. C.Clarke

Director of Christian Education, Terri Pittinger